Saturday, December 5, 2009


For as long as one can remember, the speed limit in front of the Elementary School was 55 mph. That changed last year when it was dropped to 45 during school hours. There's a very good chance that it may change again as the Lockport Union Sun and Journal reported in November...

The Royalton-Hartland School District is asking the state transportation department to take a look at the school zone on Rochester Road in front of its elementary school.

Superintendent Kevin MacDonald said the district has sent a letter requesting the department to take a look at a portion of Route 31 in Gasport. In the letter are three areas of concern, including expanding the school zone, lowering the speed limit from the current 45 mph to 35 mph and adding a guardrail. The guardrail is requested to go along the north side, by the soccer fields, MacDonald said.

At previous meetings, Roy-Hart school board members have expressed concerns over the close proximity of the signs and a lack of guardrails, as well as talking about the need to reduce the speed limit. Currently, the zone has the posted speed limit on two signs, one facing in each direction.

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